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Calgary physician returns from humanitarian trip to flood-ravaged Pakistan

Dr. Fozia Alvi made a quick return to her practice at East Airdrie Medical Center this week, jetlagged and traumatized from a whirlwind trip to her previous home country. She spent 10 days alongside other doctors with health-care non-profit Humanity Auxilium, building a field hospital and treating about 800 patients a day in Pakistan. “I …

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James Webb telescope shows Neptune like you’ve never seen it before – National

The most recent images from the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) are showing Neptune “in a whole new light,” according to NASA, who published the latest offerings of its $10 billion space-travelling observatory on Wednesday. Before it captured Neptune on camera, the JWST was impressing the public with stellar photography of nebulas and galaxies in …

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Trudeau seen singing with renowned Quebec musician days before queen’s funeral – National

A video of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau singing at a gathering in London, England, on Saturday — days before Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral — has sparked debate on social media. In the video, Trudeau can be seen singing the Queen song Bohemian Rhapsody as Quebec musician Gregory Charles plays piano. Charles is a member of …

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Twitter users asked to name Uranus probe – and it went pretty much how you’d expect – National

In what might take the title of Low Hanging Fruit of the Year, someone recently asked Twitter users to come up a new name for a probe headed to Uranus, and, well, what happened next will not be shocking to anyone – but it is hilarious . Before we get into the enthusiastic and viral …

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Queen Elizabeth II: A look at the assets she owned during her 70-year reign – National

Queen Elizabeth II, Britain’s longest reigning monarch, had a net worth of US$442.92 million (£340 million) with her fortune and assets set to be passed down to her son King Charles III, according to Business Insider. An article published last week by Business Insider, said her net worth, according to a 2016 estimate by The …

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‘The end is in sight’: COVID-19 deaths at lowest levels since March 2020, WHO says – National

The number of reported deaths worldwide from COVID-19 was the lowest last week since March 2020 – a positive sign that the end of the pandemic that has killed at least six million people is in view, the World Health Organization says. Overall, the number of new weekly deaths decreased by 22 per cent the …

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No stat holiday in Alberta on Monday for ‘day of mourning’ over Queen’s death

Alberta has followed the federal government’s lead and declared Monday, Sept. 19 a provincial day of mourning “in solemn recognition of Her late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.” However, it will not be treated as a statutory holiday. Read more: Canada announces a holiday to mark Queen Elizabeth’s death. Here’s who gets it Read More Canada …

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Critics say 24-hour internet disruption indicative of lack of backup options in Canada’s North

Former Iqaluit mayor Madeleine Redfern is now chief operating officer of CanArctic Inuit Networks, a company aiming to bring fibre-optic lines to the north.Casey Lessard/The Globe and Mail Residents of Iqaluit say a recent 24-hour internet disruption highlights the lack of reliable internet service in Canada’s northern communities, and adds urgency to calls for new …

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